Fleurety is one of the oddest left-field black metal bands to
emerge in a long time, rivalling
and even Ulver in their quirkiness, enough so that black metal
is hardly a descriptive term for them at all.
Their style is an odd mixture of jazz, black metal, and some vague
progressive overtones -- and that's on Min Tid Skal Komme
is almost conventional compared to their later releases.
Vocals range from black shrieks to female crooning, though compared
to other bands the vocals in general are more understated.
Essentially a two-man project (though the guest list on the
Department of Apocalyptic Affairs
release contains several
well-known musicians from the Norwegian black metal community),
Fleurety is one of those bands that, even after repeated listens,
feature songs/parts that make one scratch their head and ask "Huh?".
But while some parts of their music are seemingly incomprehensible,
there are many times where the end result is just plain cool.
It takes an open mind (and some repeated efforts) to get into music
like this, but it's well worth the effort.
The band has struggled with record labels that don't seem to know
how to present them (not surprising), and so they are more or less
on hiatus until this situation can be rectified.
Svein Egil Hatlevik
Min Tid Skal Komme
- Fragmenter av en fortid
- En Skikkelse i horisonten
- Englers piler har ingen brodd
- Fragmenter av en fremtid
(EP) Last-Minute Lies
- I saw claws
Department Of Apocalyptic Affairs
Reviews: Chronicles Of Chaos
- Face in a fever
- Shotgun blast
- Facets 0
- Last-minute lies
- Barb wire smile
(EP) Ingentes Atque Decorii Vexilliferi ...
- Descent into Darkness
- Choirs Behind
- Alexander Nordgaren
- Svein Egil Hatlevik